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23rd / 22nd of June, memorial ceremony in the Memorial Synagogue marking the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War and the Holocaust on the territory of the USSR

Ilya Altman, co-chairman of the “Holocaust Center” opened the ceremony with a minute of silence, in memory of the victims. Afterwards the chairman of the Congress of jewisch religious organisations, rabbi Zinovy Kogan held a speech, and the cantor of the Choral-Synagogue Benjamin Weissman sang a memorial prayer. During the ceremony, Aleksej Karpow, director of the Russian-Jewish Congress noticed, that people from all ages, nations and religions had come together to remember the Holocaust, and all other crimes the Nazi-regime committed.
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